Moscow

  • 104'
  • South Korea
  • 2009
The fourth feature by the Berlin-trained Korean Whang Cheol-Mean is also a character study with a political background. Two beautifully acted leading roles bear this quest for meaning in life, which starts with a chance encounter between two former classmates. One has chosen the security of a job as a secretary with a large company. The other, now unemployed, was involved as a trade union activist in a hunger strike, but broke off, disillusioned with her ideals. What initially was a joyous reunion between two girlfriends who share theatrical ambitions soon changes to a fierce confrontation in which feelings of guilt and recrimination put pressure on the relationship.
The English title refers to Chekhov's Three Sisters. In that play, the characters yearn for Moscow as a symbol of happiness. Whang's second feature, Spying Cam, took part in the Tiger Competition in 2005 and won the international critics' FIPRESCI Prize.


Director
Whang Cheolmean
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
South Korea
Production Year
2009
Festival Edition
IFFR 2010
Length
104'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Yang han-mari, yang doo-mari
Language
Korean
Producers
Whang Cheolmean, Choi Doo-Young
Production Companies
Cinegut Films, Doo Entertainment Co.Ltd
Sales
Cinegut Films
Screenplay
Whang Cheolmean, Kim Hyun-Kyung
Cinematography
Kim Moo-Yu, Park Hong-Ryeol
Editor
Lee Chan-Ho
Production Design
Bae Yoon-Ho
Sound Design
Han Cheol-Hee, Eun–Hee-Su, An Dae-Hwan, Kim Kyung-Ho
Cast
Sung Soo-Jung